Jean-Luc Godard script brings 80% increase to Artcurial

The handwritten script for French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt has sold with spectacular results at Paris-based auction house Artcurial.

Contempt Godard Bardot
The relationship between Bardot's character and her husband is said to be similar to that of Godard and his wife, Anna Karina

The 59-page screen play was originally valued at $77,500-103,000, but soon soared past this to bring an outstanding $186,800 on May 28 - an 81% increase in value on the high estimate.

Contempt is Godard's 1963 film starring Brigitte Bardot, in which an American film producer, who is attempting to make a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, experiences the conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity.

The script was reportedly consigned by a photographer friend of Bardot.

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